middCourses
with Jacob Tropp8 months ago

This course had a lot of content and as such it came with a good bit of reading, some of which was pretty tedious, but the topics it was on was reasonably interesting. The lectures really just reenforced the reading and went into a little more of the nitty gritty, so I found taking notes in class to be the best way to get information, but Tropp moves quickly, so you have to be quick. My biggest downside to this class was the rigidness of Tropp's deadlines. Sometimes I'd be completely swamped with work from all my other classes, but he really doesn't like to give extensions.

This course had a lot of content and as such it came with a good bit of reading, some of which was pretty tedious, but the topics it was on was reasonably interesting. The lectures really just reenforced the reading and went into a little more of the nitty gritty, so I found taking notes in class to be the best way to get information …Read more

Fast-PacedConstant ReadingFair Grading
7hrs / week Some difficulty High value Would take again
with Jacob Tropp8 months ago

History of Africa to 1800 was very interesting. There was a lot of subject material given its broad subject and geographic region. The tests were easy. Professor Tropp mainly lectures but is very passionate about the material and tries to elicit people's opinions on the subject.

Fast-PacedConstant ReadingFair Grading
6hrs / week Some difficulty High value Would take again
with Jacob Tropp5 months ago

This course was so hard and boring. I only took it because I needed a distribution req but it was so bad. The prof is nice but the readings were so confusing and he would talk so fast and I was lost most of the time. There was always a map exercise on his exams that was so unclear and hard to understand. this class ruined my gpa.

Fast-PacedEndless WritingTough Grading
4hrs / week Extremely difficulty Low value Would not take again